Kevin De Bruyne of Manchester City took to social media to mock Arsenal fans who threw cups of beer at him..
The reigning Premier League champions’ midfield maestro opened the scoring before slipping the ball into Erling Haaland’s feet for the crucial third goal. Pep Guardiola’s team surpassed Mikel Arteta’s team to take first place, reviving their hopes of a third consecutive Premier League title.
The frustration and pressure of the title race appeared to be getting to many Arsenal fans, as De Bruyne had to duck out of the way of some flying beer cups..
However, the former Chelsea midfielder was clearly not satisfied with the goal, the decisive assist, or the three points, as he also wanted to mock many Arsenal fans.
Following the crucial victory, De Bruyne posted two pictures of himself ducking out of the beer on his Instagram story.
The first photo was captioned “beer anyone?” and the following story was an icy cool photo of him dodging a cup with the caption “Thanks.”
While his former assistant manager will be wondering how the Gunners let an eight-point lead slip in three games, Guardiola was overjoyed with the victory..
Though Arsenal will reclaim first place in the Premier League if they win their game against the Citizens.
However, given that they have only taken one point from their last three games, it is fair to say that City are now the favourites to retain their title. Guardiola’s joy at the points, however, did not extend to his own tactical contribution to the game.
My tactics because I decided something new and it was horrible,” Guardiola admitted after the match. “The second half was more like us..
We let them play the build-up, our shape, and we let them play in the first half..
This is disgraceful!
Manchester City star Kevin de Bruyne was the target of a number of bottles thrown by Arsenal fans.
Lose with dignity.
What should the punishment be? pic.twitter.com/kLh4Ahr5wl
— Antoine Allen (@AntoineSpeaker) February 16, 2023
When you let them play with Jorginho, Granit Xhaka, and Alex Zinchenko, they found the players in behind, Odegaard, and the runners outside up top.
We adjusted well in the second half, going in more aggressively to Odegaard and controlling more of the ball, playing more, playing more, and Erling helped us a lot because we had to use more long balls and used his power to keep the ball. “In the first half, they had one more man in the middle, which made it difficult to control and caused us to suffer, but in the second half, we were there.”